Groupage and Consolidation Centres

Consolidation and groupage are today an essential element in effective supply chains. With this course you will get to know how groupage works, its actors, market segmentation and trends. You will learn how to hire and manage door-to-door groupage operations and visit service providers on the field.



    • To provide training on groupage and consolidation operations
    • To show groupage operations, infrastructures and equipment in detail and from a practical perspective
    • To offer deep insights into road, maritime and air logistics and groupage, its actors, roles, market segmentation and trends


    The course on groupage and consolidation is highly specialised. The contents are divided into workshops and lectures complemented by audiovisual material. During the workshops the participants will visit several port facilities, infrastructures, warehouses and NVOCC’s. The classes are interactive and the students are encouraged to participate actively. The documentation will be handed out both in hard and electronic copy. At the end of the course, successful participants will receive a diploma.



    • Intermodal Groupage:

    – History
    – NVOCC
    – Types of cargo
    – Benefits (cost and environment)
    – National and International Groupage

    • Consolidation Centres (infrastructure & equipment):

    – Port terminals
    – Warehouses

    • Groupage Handling
    • Regulations, Documentation and procedures
    • Information: (traceability and tracking):

    – Supply Chain Placement and Coordination
    – Monitoring
    – Internal and external audits
    – Port Community Systems

    • Management of a container terminal
    • Insurance and Risk Management
    • Road transportation:

    – Development of new routes
    – Added value

    • Quality Aspects: AEO, certifications and guarantees
    • Import-export procedures
    • Customs Procedures: import-export (FCL-LCL)


    • Workshop: e-freight & PCS
    • Visit to a NVOCC’s
    • Visit to Border Inspection Post (BIP)
    • Visit to container terminal
    • Visit to warehouses

    Participant profile

    • Professionals dedicated to the transport of freight and logistics, freight forwarders and transport students.


    • English
    • Spanish
    • Others (contact us)


    • Barcelona


    • Five days

    Price per person

    • € 950

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